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Greenhead near Haltwhistle, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was well equipped and the welcome pack very generous."

    My only complaint would be that the off road parking was only suitable for one car as the space was shared with the nextdoor cottage. There was not enough space for 3 average sized family cars without someone being blocked in.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2023

  • "Stoneybeck was clean, comfortable spacious and very well-equipped for our stay."

    The kitchen equipment was very useful for a large group doing a lot of self-catering and the welcome pack was a thoughtful extra. It was very dog friendly with useful dog blankets, bags and treats. The owners responded promptly to queries. Overall we were extremely pleased with our stay. Our suggestions are for a bit more advice about heating. We stayed in unusually cold, wet weather so unfortunately did need some heating despite it being August. The instructions for the rather elderly wood burner weren’t that helpful - until we contacted the owners who explained that the doors needed to be left open so it could draw properly. In contrast, the modern heating system had a moveable thermostat system, which we only discovered how to use when the cleaners visiting the neighbouring property explained it to us. Perhaps a few simple notes in the information pack would help?

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2023

  • "The photo does not show that there is another property on site."

    Useful to indicate that parking area shared and that there are alot of other properties in vicinity with alot of vehicles meaning parking outside site restricted. If any party had a long car it could cause issue for second party gaining access

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely and spacious property, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The welcome bottle of Prosecco was a thoughtful addition, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean."

    Little extras provided, from dog poo bags, bowls, blankets etc was a great help and so thoughtful. All the things you forget to take were there. Huge basket of logs for the woodburner. Delighted to find the summer house was available for our use. Just couldn't fault the cottage. Nice walks from the cottage which were great for early morning walks before setting off for the day.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just come back from a lovely break at Stoneybeck."

    The cottage is beautiful- cosy, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need for a family holiday. We were within easy reach of many sights and places of interest. There are 4 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with bath and shower which was ideal for us as a party of 6 adults and a toddler. Great value for money! We definitely plan to return in the future

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2023

  • "We've spent one of our best family vacations at Stoneyback!"

    Great house and location with a lot of amazing things to see around. We got all we needed in the house, but the most amazing thing was how the owners are treating their guests, they did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and I can tell they really care. Thank you so much for that amazing New Year's eve!

    Reviewed by Bulat5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from a long weekend at Stoneybeck and what a lovely time we have had."

    We were a party of x4 adults, 1x 3yr old, 1x 2 yr old an 8month old baby and a small dog. The property was extremely well equipped for our stay and we were so pleasantly surprised with how child friendly it was. There was a baby gate, high chair, Childs toilet seat, bath mats and travel cot. I have noticed other feedback said no fire guard but this wasn’t an issue for us as the fireplace was so big and there was plenty of floor space for the kids to play. We had snow and frost during our stay and there was nothing nicer than returning to the cosy property to put the fire on and underfloor heating! Lovely little walk on your doorstep to Thirlwall castle, into Greenhead and back. Managed this walk with a double pram. My personal opinion is that then property is much bigger and nicer in person than what is pictured on the website. Beds comfortable. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would love to return again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage makes for an enjoyable stay."

    The cottage is very comfortable and cosy with lots of home comforts and important little touches. The cottage is also perfect for children (could do with a fire guard) for toddlers. The kitchen is very well equipped. Ordinarily you need to provide your own condiments and so on although the cottage covers all of the above. Haltwhistle itself is great if you are looking for a peaceful break, many cosy pubs for lunch etc. If you require more logs, these can be purchased at the garage in Haltwhistle. Lovely cottage that we'd recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Nov 2022

  • "We stayed at Stoneybeck for a long weekend break with family and loved the cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and a real home from home in a beautiful part of the world. I would love to come back for a longer stay next time and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful area of Northumberland."

    Cottage was very well equipped and owners could not have been more helpful. Would definitely book Stoneybeck again.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stoneybeck is a lovely, homely and well resourced cottage."

    We loved staying there and would love to return. The only negatives were a) that it is very expensive to have to pay the weekly rate for 3 nights and then b) to return to the cottage on the afternoon after the second night and find it already being cleaned because Sykes had informed the owner we had only reserved for 2 nights. Luckily we had decided to leave in the late afternoon anyway rather than have a rush in the morning so we had already packed although my husband had wondered whether we should ring to ask to stay longer since we had paid the full rate for a week. We would stay more often with Sykes Cottages if they had short term rates for 3 days.

    Reviewed by B A4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stonybeck cottage, accommodation was very comfortable and clean and nicely furnished."

    Cooking and laundry facilities were great, we had everything we needed in the house for our stay. The owners provided a lovely welcome basket which was very much appreciated. We are a family of six plus one dog, so it was lovely to find some books, toys and dvds for children as well as items for dogs such as blankets and towels. The owners have put a lot of thought into guest comfort and convenience. We visited at Easter and our children very much enjoyed having their egg hunt in the lovely garden and summer house. The yard is fully enclosed as well so we were able to relax while dog and children played together outside. The cottage is perfectly placed for many of the Roman attractions as well as a few nice pubs. We hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Karlie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay."

    The cottage is fully equipped, very clean and comfortable, whereas the generosity of the owners is reflected by the lovely welcome pack and full log basket which greet you when you first enter the property. If you are visiting the area specifically for Hadrian's Wall then you are in perfect location with the hugely impressive Roman Army Museum very close by and Vindolanda within about 15 minutes' drive, not to mention other impressive local sites such as Housesteads and Corbridge. I would stay here again and have no reservation about recommending this cottage to anyone else who wants to venture to this lovely part of the world.

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basing and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating throughout
  • Gas range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off Road parking for 2 cars on a shared on driveway
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Secure bike storage on request
  • Note: There are steps up to the dining area in the open-plan living/dining room, please take care Please note: This property only accepts short breaks October 31st and March 31st not including Xmas and New Year

The property

Stoneybeck is a charming, spacious cottage nestled in the little Hamlet of Longbyre a mile from the village of Greenhead near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

Sleeping up to eight guests and one well-behaved pet, with open-plan living areas retaining original cottage features, this is an ideal group or family retreat in a historic region of England.

Enjoy a fuss-free arrival with convenient off-road parking for two cars to unload your bags and step inside your fabulous home-from-home.

The social heart of the house is a spacious kitchen/diner with rustic tiled floor, pretty green tiling and a fabulous range cooker resting in an alcove; this is a wonderful space to cook up a storm for your loved ones, with a handy dining area for a few guests to plan the day's adventures over breakfast.

Guests can throw muddy walking gear straight into the utility's washing machine, before jumping into a hot bath or a refreshing shower in the neighbouring bathroom!

Gather in the open-plan living/dining room for a truly rustic retreat; wooden beams, a stone fireplace with a woodburning stove, and a gorgeous rug over tiled floors, with underfloor heating, makes for a lovely space to catch up with your loved ones, curl up with a good book on the leather sofas, or host a film night on the TV.

Take a few steps up to the dining area with a large table for all eight guests to enjoy a meal together and toast to your fabulous holiday retreat.

Four bedrooms await after a day of sightseeing, including a super-king-size zip/link, two doubles and an adult bunk, all with quaint décor and storage space to make yourself right at home.

Avoiding any morning queues, a second bathroom is also available with a bath and shower over to get ready for the day.

Explore your local surroundings from the brilliant base of Greenhead, with the historic sites of Northumberland and Cumbria nearby, as well as plenty of self-catering amenities; dine at Greenhead Hotel for home-cooked dinners to take a break from cooking, whilst Haltwhistle is a nearby town for a range of shops, dining options and a fantastic leisure centre to swim a few laps in the heated, outdoor pool.

Stop for breakfast in Gilsland at the popular House of Meg café, before wandering along Hadrian's Wall to find a host of attractions; marvel at the ruins of Thirlwall Castle or enjoy scenic vistas and picnic spots at Walltown Quarry Country Park and Cawfield Quarry.

Hexham is a picturesque market town lying east of Stoneybeck, home to the 12th-centuyr Hexham Abbey, two golf clubs and The Sele, a beautiful park for relaxing strolls.

Carlisle sits in the west with an abundance of trendy restaurants and bars to finish off the day in style, after hitting the best historic spots the city has to offer, including the imposing castle with Roman relics, Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery and Carlisle Cathedral.

Adventurous guests will benefit from this excellent location, sitting right in the middle of Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; trek through tranquil and scenic countryside, ancient forests and rolling hills, all scattered with welcoming villages to fuel your day.

Book your rural escape at Stoneybeck for a holiday to remember.

Please note: This property only accepts short breaks October 31st and March 31st not including Xmas and New Year

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

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Please note: This property only accepts short breaks October 31st and March 31st not including Xmas and New Year

Please Note: Week long bookings for this property must begin and end on Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season